If you’re not looking for a parking spot in Philly, you’re talking about how hard it is to find one, or you’re busy hogging a bike lane or crosswalk. Even when there’s no parking news, there’s something to talk about.
But 2017 gave us a lot of parking news — from the failed lawsuit to end parking in the South Broad Street median, to the demise and return of meterUP, to the patronage extravaganza that is the Philadelphia Parking Authority.
Every week since May, Billy Penn’s been keeping tabs on all things parking. And our favorite part of our “Week in Parking” posts is the tweets (and the occasional Instagram or Reddit photo). Because for every article about a giant PPA pension, there’s a ticket on a UPS truck waiting to be photographed.
Here are the best parking tweets, photos and videos from 2017.
The Year in Parking
Doesn’t matter what he runs for. He’ll win.
The best response to the first No Savesies campaign of the season
Handicap parking status: It’s complicated
DYK the Navy SEALs practice parking in Wissinoming?
Scientific law of parking
When those pesky fire hydrants force you to talk a little bit
Evidence of the PPA’s absolute power
On the next episode of ‘Parking Wars’
Fighting the PPA? Channel your inner Maxine Waters
Those who can’t, heckle
Does it even count as double parking when there are so many open spots?
Welcome to college in Philadelphia. Try SEPTA.
She cracked the parallel parking code
Watch people outside traffic court take this parking laws quiz
When your cars are just too fancy for the street
Avoid the parking issue entirely by flying everywhere
Watch drivers find out they just parked on the most ticketed block in Philly
When your priorities are definitely right
UPS attempting all the violations at once
Welcome to Philly
Always check the signs. And the “signs.”
Here’s hoping Mitch McConnell doesn’t join the PPA board
Now that’s what we call a sticky situation
Teach ’em young
What…? Why… Nevermind.
TV media parking vs. public media parking
Watch this driver spend 3 minutes parking the biggest spot ever
Best parking strategy ever